SC bill requires photo to vote

  • Follow Latest News

COLUMBIA - South Carolina legislators are debating a bill that would require voters show a photo ID to cast a ballot but would also allow 15 days of no-excuse early voting.

The House today is discussing the Senate's changes to the bill. The House initially passed the measure last year.

Republicans say voting ID is an issue of integrity. Democrats say it would prevent elderly, disabled and poor residents who don't have a photo ID from voting.

The compromise approved by the Senate in February would delay changes until 2012. It would also continue to allow in-person absentee voting up to a month early, if voters give an excuse for why they can't vote on Election Day.

The House version ended that opportunity when it allowed no-excuse early voting during a 15-day window.

Comments (1) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
disssman
6
Points
disssman 05/05/10 - 02:42 pm
0
0
Now lets all 9of us take out

Now lets all 9of us take out our photo ID's and look at them. Do they actually look like you do? Mine is over five years old and dosen't look at all like me. What is the big deal.

Back to Top

Search Augusta jobs